Talk to Her
(Hable con ella)
Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Rosario Flores, Leonor Watling,
Almodóvar won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for this 2002 film, a detour for the director in its focus on masculine rather than feminine friendships and its restrained, earnest approach to such bonds. Javier Cámara and Darío Grandinetti star as two men who meet first at a dance performance by Pina Bausch, then in a hospital where each is caring for a woman in a coma. A friendship blossoms, but sorrow may never be far behind them. “Almodóvar’s most mature and mysterious movie” (Newsweek), Talk to Her “combines sensuality, spirituality, and sheer joy in storytelling” (Time Out).